TNC needs volunteers for planting project
September 20, 2013 at 08:53 AM
Prairie State Outdoors
The Nature Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help install native plants at the Emiquon Preserve Sept. 26, 28 and 30.
The Conservancy has received more than $15,000 of native plants through the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Corridor for Tomorrow Program.
In all, 28 species of native Illinois tall grass and wet prairie plants are being donated through the agency, which works with the Illinois River Correctional Center to grow the plants out as part of the corridors program.
The plants are about one gallon in size.
Volunteers will work alongside Conservancy restoration staff planting these species and spreading seed for an additional 50 species around Emiquon’s Visitor Use Observatories.